To those of you who have read Larkspur (Spoilers)

So, this post will have SPOILERS for Larkspur.

Questions to those that have read it (and context):

The first story ended with Lizzy feeling… under the weather let’s say. This continues in Delphinium, but every time I write those scenes I worry they’re boring. Especially since they’re at the start. Pierre was ill for most of Larkspur, and while Lizzy’s illness only remains a problem at the beginning, it still takes up some time. Any thoughts about whether the ‘illness’ scenes were boring, or might become boring? Given the use of necrocræft has such extreme side effects, I better get used to making the scenes not boring. I don’t plan to detail every time someone is ill, but it does become a plot point a bit more often than in regular fiction (outside of a hospital drama).

More updates!

So much stuff going on, likely going to be hectic until the end of the year (and a few days into it). Seems Kobo and Nook are shutting down for Christmas, not allowing new self published books to be put up for a few days, and while I’m not sure if Amazon has the same policy it’s probable. Delphinium likely won’t be out before Christmas, but soon after.

My wordpress premium account has also been refunded, because there was a little mistake on my side. Confused wordpress.com and wordpress.org (jeez, I wonder why). My great new PR guy is moving The Noctuinad blog over to wordpress.org, where custom plug-ins can make the website in general a thousand times more awesome than it is now.

I’m still recovering from the Legend of Korra finale, so when all those feels have had time to settle it’s back to writing. Oh, and I got a B for my class this semester and I officially have all the hours I need to graduate! I can’t actually graduate until May since I was too late to apply… BUT I’m technically finished with University!

Hope everyone’s dealing with finals, life, the Holidays, and having a good time :)

Blog Updates

I bought WordPress Premium! I’m also getting a ton of help with making a great mailing list, and setting myself up as an author/brand. Things will be changing in the days and weeks to come (so exciting!).

I have a new domain too- vmjaskernia.com will be all you need to get to my blog. The previous wordpress domain will redirect, so don’t worry about having to change anything.

I am writing still. Just turned in my last exam (ever! I officially have all my University credits) and can devote the next two weeks to nonstop writing and editing. Delphinium will be out this Christmastime if it kills me (something something, necromancy joke).

New book summary

So begins my revitalized writing-and-marketing career– with a new book description for Larkspur.

Forbidden magic, a childhood love, and a goddess of death.

An old romance is reignited when Duc Pierre Salvador returns from University, but his love, family, and friends are unaware of his dealings with the Lady of Death. Being a surgeon is not enough, and he strives to know all the mystical and illegal means of controlling life and death. With his final task to master necrocræft, he must choose what is most important to him.
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This is a novelette. It is ~15,000 words, or about 60 pages.

It isn’t perfect, I’m still going to tweak it a bit, but with a promotion tomorrow I wanted this newer version up so maybe it can entice some more clicks. I may change the ‘have to choose’ part, since frankly that isn’t true- while he probably should choose, Pierre often wants both.

898

Ok, so I got 898 words last night. Not quite a thousand, but better than I usually do. Have one last homework assignment to do before I’m free forever, and I’ll write between procrastinating on that. This evening I’ll devote some ‘just Delphinium’ time.

I won!

Oh my goodness, I can barely contain my glee! I won the Email Campaign Marketing Package from Away & Away Marketing! It was just a simple ‘enter your name and/or tweet about this’ raffle and I entered a few weeks ago thinking nothing of it. I never win things, but just on the off-chance.. and today I check my email and it came up that I won!

*Squee*

I don’t know exactly what the marketing package contains, but anything at all is more sophisticated than I have now. So this is going to be really really cool!

Wrote a bit yesterday, things were alright. I have my last class of Uni tonight, so finishing up homework. When that’s done I’ll start my day’s 1000 words. With classes (almost) over I should have time to write. Yay.